What is mounter.exe?

The genuine mounter.exe file is a software component of Dokan Library by Dokan.
Mounter.exe is an executable file that is part of the Dokan Library, a file system driver through which users can create their own file systems very easily without writing a device driver which is an extremely difficult procedure. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. In Japanese, Dokan means ‘clay pipe’. The Dokan library operates as a proxy and resembles a ‘pipe’. The library is designed to work on x86 platforms such as Windows XP and Windows Vista. The Dokan Library resembles FUSE (the Linux user mode file system), except it works on Windows. Dokan was inspired by FUSE, a project which began 2004 by developer, Miklos Szeredi.

Mounter stands for Dokan Mounter Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mounter.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mounter.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mounter
Mounter.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DokanMounter belongs to software Dokan Library (version 062_pfs) or EncryptStick or Remote Drive or OVH hubiC or Speedy Drive or Wuala Dokan or Paragon ExtFS for Windows or PetaNDrive by ENC Security Systems B.V or pCloud LTD.

Description: Mounter.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mounter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,848 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 11,776 bytes and 9 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with mounter.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Dokan Library or COMPUTERBILD-Cloud (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) look for help [1][2] from the software company Dokan-dev.

Recommended: Identify mounter.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mounter.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mounter.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of Dokan Library, used by Asus Remote Drive
Belongs to Dokan library (addon for World of tanks)
Part of Dokan Library
    (further information)
Dokan Library is used for "XVM" on the game "World of tanks" which gives statistical player stats for players on the game.
  WoT tanker   (further information)
Was installed as part of the SSHFS for Windows software. It's part of the Dokan library, used for remote access.
    (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of mounter.exe: based on 12 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think mounter.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks mounter.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mounter issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mounter. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mounter.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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